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The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift off. He flew the “flying boat” 70 feet above water for a mile on November 2, 1947. The $23 million dollar beast made of wood and with a wingspan longer than a football field was six times larger than any other plane in existence at the time.

Laika, the Canine Space Pioneer

"This dog may well be the forerunner that points the way to journeys to the moon." Before man ... more

Quiz Show Scandal

It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase ... more

History of Touch-Tone Telephones

Touch-tone dialing with a push-button keypad was first introduced in two towns outside of Pittsburgh ... more
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